spotted and hearted

March 30, 2011

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cake stand terrarium spotted on Dream Everyday

image: Susan of en pointe photography

I swear, you make something mini and I’ll instantly want to buy it spotted on Charlotte’s Fancy

Forget candy, I want my Easter eggs to be filled with confetti spotted on Abby Try Again

image: Abby Powell

Patterned branding spotted on Design Work Life

Clothes pins that decided to be awesome spotted on Aesthetic Outburst

scout’s honor code is my fave

March 29, 2011

Sorry I’m running late this morning, I got distracted by something shiny. Want to be distracted too? Look through the archives of the blog from Scout’s Honor Code. I adore Annemarie’s aesthetic and can’t wait to see more shiny work from her.

styled is my fave

It’s a happy day for Victoria indeed. She just launched Styled Magazine (with the cute subtitle “the art of merry making”) a fantastic collaboration of creative talents in the party making arena. I was lucky enough to be involved in styling a little party scene based off of an outfit from the lovely shop Ruche (I picked a couple cardigans naturally). So I got to go shopping and plan a little party at the same time. Bliss. See more photos and the lovely contributions of such faves as CamilleLizBrittany and Sara, and Erin in Styled.

photo by my friend Katie for You Are My Fave

strawberry details are my fave

March 28, 2011

I love the country feel (a good balance of rustic and class, if those two words can exist next to each other) and strawberry details from Jenny and Stan’s wedding. Adding strawberries to your bouquet is pretty genius.Chelsea, I’m going to need you to whip me up some of those.

images: Katie Stoops via Merriment Events

PS strawberry balloon and strawberry wax paper!

undecorate is my fave

March 25, 2011



Have I mentioned we’re house hunting? We’re just in the beginning stages but I’m already inpatient. Every house we look at I instantly think about how I would decorate it and where a good place for my cake stand collection would be. Ryan is the rational one looking at the condition of the water heater and such. If I fall in love with one feature, I’m ready to sign the papers, but he brings me down to earth.

To hanker this yearn to decorate (because I’ve completely given up on our apartment and don’t even bother to clean it anymore) I am pouring over the pages of Undecorate from Dwell Studio’s leading lady, Christiane Lemieux. Friends, it is GOOD. The first thing I fell in love with was the perfect shade of chartreuse on the cover. Then I started flipping through and audibly gasped at nearly every page (Ryan thought I was reacting to March Madness). I was so intrigued by every featured home, I actually read the text! They’re all liveable and realistic and you just want to be friends with all the home owners. I could go on but my sub-par writing won’t do this beautiful book justice. So today, because you’re happy it’s Friday, just buy yourself a little present and behold for yourself.

all photos in Undecorate by Melanie Acevedo

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